Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Massachusetts: Healey looking over her shoulder at independent voters...

Romney, Healey part ways on rollback of state gas tax

By Steve LeBlanc Boston Globe, Associated Press May 2, 2006 BOSTON --Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey said Tuesday she would consider suspending the state's gasoline tax to give drivers a break -- a position that again puts her at odds with Gov. Mitt Romney as she appeals to voters ahead of the fall elections. ...Healey spokeswoman Amy Lambiaso said there are enough new revenues flowing into the state to plug the hole if the state suspended the gasoline tax.
It's not the first time Healey and Romney have publicly parted ways as she tries to garner support among independent voters and moderate Democrats.
Romney opposes civil unions for gay couples. Healey supports them. He vetoed a bill designed to encourage stem cell research in Massachusetts. She supports stem cell research. Romney tried to exempt Catholic and private hospitals from a new state law requiring that they offer emergency contraception to rape victims. Healey supported the law.....
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